VeinGogh Paints a Better Picture of Ugly Spider Veins
- Posted on: Apr 15 2018
Spider veins are just one of many unfortunate realities of aging. These little networks of red, blue, or purple veins are visible on the surface of the legs. They can be due to simple aging, genetics, and your occupation. In the past, we’ve used sclerotherapy at Nevada Vein and Vascular to remove spider veins. This involves the injection of a saline solution into the spider veins, which causes them to collapse and eventually disappear.
Now we have another option for our patients — VeinGogh. This new treatment option uses microburst technology to eliminate small spider veins up to 0.3 mm.
What is VeinGogh?
VeinGogh uses a new process known as the Ohmic Thermolysis System to treat spider veins, clinically called telangliectasia. The system uses a tiny fiber that delivers heat energy into the vein, causing it to collapse. VeinGogh allows us to be very precise with the treatment, dramatically lowering the risk of heat damage to surrounding tissue and vessels.
How does a VeinGogh procedure work?
We perform VeinGogh as an outpatient procedure in our offices in Reno. A small stylus, similar to a pencil, contains the fiber that is inserted into the targeted vein. Once the fiber is in the vein, the system delivers a microburst of controlled heat energy into the vein. This heat damages the vein walls, making them contract and close off. The vein is now collapsed, and the body begins the process of absorbing the unused vein.
How long does a VeinGogh session last?
The VeinGogh treatment takes just a few minutes for a single spider vein cluster. The total length of your session depends on the number of spider veins being treated.
Is there the recovery?
There is no downtime with VeinGogh. You may have some mild redness around the treatment sites, but this disappears within a few hours after treatment.
Does VeinGogh treatment hurt?
We topically numb the area before treatment. From there, patients equate the feeling of a VeinGogh treatment as similar to a hair being removed.
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